Roopali Bista is a Researcher at Samriddhi Foundation. She holds an undergraduate degree in Development Studies from Kathmandu University. Her focus area at the moment are on local government’s plans and policies and on taxation policies of the government. She also writes newspaper articles and blogs, based on the findings of the studies conducted by the Foundation and contemporary economic issues of Nepal. She looks forward to pursue her higher education in Public Policy and wishes to create institutional and policy reforms through evidence-based policymaking.